“American Idol” Suspends Production Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

American Idol has suspended production due to the coronavirus pandemic. TVLine reports that, according to sources, production has been halted so contestants can return home to their families. Previously recorded new episodes will continue to air as scheduled for the time being.

Live shows were supposed to begin airing in mid-April, but producers will evaluate the situation on a week-to-week basis. More than 100 shows have now stopped production amid the coronavirus pandemic.